Wind Resistant Lighters

Built upon a long term relationship, Scripto, America’s first and most trusted brand of utility lighters, and Anheuser-Busch, a dominating industry leader, team up once again to continue their success in the Utility Lighter category by announcing the release of the new Anheuser-Busch Utility Lighter Collection. The Budweiser and Bud Light Wind Resistant Outdoor Utility

Cheese Jerky

Snack Patrol LLC has developed a new snack, called Cheese Jerky®, that combines shredded beef jerky with string cheese. This new product, which is already available in stores across the U.S., offers a previously impossible variation of string cheese. To make this snack, premium beef jerky is shredded, then added to Wisconsin farmstead string cheese.

New High Speed Sandwich Press

Electrolux Professional introduces its new High Speed  Sandwich Press, which grills sandwiches and wraps with various fillings in half the time of a traditional Panini Grill. What would normally take nearly two minutes, now takes only 40 seconds! The Sandwich Press outperforms any standard sandwich grill by taking a sandwich from 39 degrees to perfectly

Selling Freshness Just Got Easier

New Colgate Wisp gives customers that just brushed clean feeling anytime, anywhere. Colgate Wisp is a single-use mini toothbrush with a breath-freshening bead that allows customers to brush on the go; no water or rinsing required. Its cleaning bristles and soft pick help remove food and particles from between teeth, while the freshening bead dissolves

New Beverage Offerings

Cliffstar Corporation introduces new items that promise to set the beverage market on its ear. Cliffstar is the largest private label beverage supplier in the U.S. and currently carries premium juices, teas, nutrient enhanced waters and isotonic thirst quenchers. Thanks to its elaborate, state-of-the art innovation center, Cliffstar is announcing new products available for sale

Freezer-to-Oven Fresh Baked Bread

Rich Products Corp. has pioneered the industry’s first line of fresh bread that can be taken directly from the freezer and baked in the oven, eliminating the time-consuming preparing and proofing process otherwise necessary to make freshly baked bread. Rich’s proprietary “Fresh ‘n Ready” Classic Sandwich Breads, developed over five years of intensive research, are

Plug-and-Play Kit Helps Hearing Impaired

Pan-Oston, a leader in smart retail counter and checkout solutions, offers a simple kit that enables retailers to unobtrusively and directly assist hearing aid wearers. Shop Hear and Service Hear upgrade kits combine sophisticated electronic induction loop circuitry along with the amplifier, microphone, power, connecting cables and signage to quickly convert any service or checkout

Southern Style Biscuit Sandwiches

Lettieri’s is building on its already sensational breakfast program by adding two Southern Style biscuit sandwiches for busy customers on-the-go.  The company is introducing two new menu choices: the Country Fried Steak & Cheese Biscuit, which starts with a light and tender southern-style biscuit complimented with a lightly breaded southern-spiced, country-fried steak and a generous

Combo Packs for Kids Cup Line

Fabri-Kal, a leading provider of disposable foodservice packaging, announced that their Kids Cup line now comes combo packed with cups,  snap-tight spill resistant red lids and straws to improve ease of use. The cups are available custom printed or with two new stock print designs, which require no order minimums. The lightweight, economical polypropylene drink

Prepare Meals Quickly and Efficiently

Denver-based Catering by Design, which offers everything from intimate dinners to large corporate barbeques and was named Catering Company of the Year 2008 by Event Solutions Magazine, depends on Electrolux Professional products to meet its catering demands. This includes an Electrolux air-o-chill 102 blast chiller/freezer and air-o-steam 102 combi oven, which together comprise the air-o-system.

Control Blood Sugar

Generex introduced Glucose RapidSpray, a dietary glucose spray for those that desire or require additional glucose in their diets. The spray helps control blood sugar levels in both humans and pets. Clinically tested, the instant spray is convenient, has a great taste and is fat free. It is available in orange and raspberry flavors. Generex(800)

Elvis Is In The Building

Djeep is adding to its popular line of disposable lighters with the roll out the new Elvis series designs. The line follows the Marilyn Monroe Collectors’ Series featuring photos from the collection of famous photographer Milton Greene and the reintroduction of its Cats Eyes series. The new Elvis Presley Collection features four classic photo designs,

Organic Juices

When stocking the grab-and-go case, retailers now can satisfy health- and planet-conscious guests with R.W. Knudsen Family’s new line of 8-ounce single-serving organic juices. The line includes six organic flavors— Orange, Cranberry, Concord Grape, Pomegranate, Apple and Very Veggie. Supplying organic products is a simple, eco-friendly initiative for c-store operators to adopt. R.W. Knudsen Family

New Heat-and-Eat Sandwiches

To meet demands of today’s busy consumer seeking convenient, flavorful and affordable breakfast and snack solutions, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., introduces hand-held sandwiches featuring the company’s famous link sausage enrobed in a soft, warm roll. The five-ounce sandwiches—which debuted at the 2009 Research Chef Association Conference in Dallas and Pizza Expo in Las

Undercounter Freezers & Refrigerators

Hoshizaki’s Tempguard Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers, models HWF40/68A and HWR40/68/96A, feature an Evercheck control system, which monitors temperature levels and operating conditions. They offer a signature stainless-steel interior and exterior top, front, sides and bottom, and a galvanized steel back for long life.  The stainless-steel top includes a four-inch backsplash. The cabinet and doors are

Summer Fuel Outlook

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Understanding the market movements for energy commodities in 2009 has become complicated. The old way of looking at the market through the lens of supply and demand seems to hold less relevance. Now, broad-based economic indicators are overruling an inventory buildup or a slump in demand.

Turkey Hill Supports its Hometown Heroes

While the recession rages on at home and many Americans are struggling to make ends meet, far too many people have forgotten the work our brave men and women are doing overseas. So, Turkey Hill rallied its own troops to send them a message: You are not forgotten. Last month, the Pennsylvania-based operator of Turkey

Managing Today’s Retail Workforce

Because major shifts in the economy have created unparalleled effects on the labor market, Convenience Store Decisions and Humetrics Inc. collaborated on our first ever human resources study in order to help convenience store owners understand the actions those in our industry are taking–or planning to take–in the coming months. An in-depth survey asked more

Getting More From Your POS

New electronic point-of-sale (POS) solutions are rolling out constantly, pushing retailers to make wise decisions based on their needs. Moreover, with PCI compliance nearing, finding the right solution can be more difficult. POS system owners typically use only a small fraction of the system’s capabilities, noted IBM global products executive Ralph Jacobson. “We did a

Cigars Enhance Flavor Profile

The SCHIP tobacco tax rates that hit on April 1 are costing cigar smokers more, but sales continue to persevere. As of April, the federal taxes on large cigars rose from 20.719% of the wholesale price with a tax cap of 4.875 cents per cigar to 52.75% of the wholesale price with a tax cap

Frozen Sales Heating Up

Since its invention about half a century ago, the frozen dispensed beverage has become a convenience store tradition, with three out of every four U.S. convenience outlets housing a frozen beverage bar. While frozen dispensed beverages are not a huge portion of the typical store’s overall sales, the product is profitable, thanks to a gross

Pizza Popularity Drives Food Sales

Some version of pizza has been around ever since a working man in Ancient Greece discovered that a flat round bread (plankuntos) embellished with assorted toppings made a hearty, thrifty and convenient dining experience. Little did that anonymous cook suspect that his humble meal would one day launch a major industry. According to Blumenfeld and

Turning a Foodservice Profit

With many c-stores moving into foodservice to compensate for lagging cigarette and gasoline sales, the roller grill is becoming more important than ever for driving sales. According to industry retailers, among the emerging trends worth noting is the growing popularity of breakfast sausages for the morning daypart, while spicy and ethnic flavors continue to attract

Acquisitions Fuel EZ Energy’s Growth

EZ Energy USA At a Glance Headquarters: Mansfield, Ohio Stores: 92 (68 company-operated and 24 dealer-operated sites) Total Estimated Sales: $480 million Markets of Operation: northeast and central Ohio, Pittsburgh Retail Brands: ampm, Easy Trip Fuel Brands: BP, Marathon Fuel Volume: 160 million gallons annually While many marketers are struggling to ride out this economic

Changing its Stripes

Susser Holdings Corp. at a glance A dynamic marketer Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, Susser Holdings is the largest non-refiner, convenience store operator in Texas, with additional stores in Oklahoma and New Mexico. It operates 516 convenience stores through its Stripes LLC division and is the 19th largest c-store chain in the U.S. Convenience Store

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